Contact

460 Lake Street
Oak Park, IL 60302
(708) 848-5869
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Hours

Mondays through Thursdays

Early arrival begins at 8:00AM and the afternoon session ends at 3:45PM. See Programs for specific class times.

Pilgrim Community Nursery School is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

Welcome to Pilgrim Community Nursery School

Welcome to Pilgrim Community Nursery School, located in Pilgrim Congregational Church of Oak Park, Illinois.

We are a nonprofit, nonsectarian nursery school serving the community of Oak Park, Illinois and surrounding communities. We welcome children of all races, religions, ethnic backgrounds and economic situations. Our students represent the rich diversity of the greater Oak Park area.

Happy Summer Break!

Thanks for another fantastic year, Pilgrim Families! We have loved having the opportunity to teach your children – and to watch your children learn, play, and grow over the course of the school year. Thank you for all that your children and your families do to make our school such a special place!

Now that this school year has come to an end, it’s time to start gearing up for the school’s 50th anniversary next year! Stay tuned for more information about our Golden Anniversary celebrations, including at the Cookie Walk and our Gala next Spring.

Have a fun and safe summer!

PCNS Fundraiser at Potbelly – Wednesday, May 20th

Pilgrim Community Nursery School is partnering with Potbelly Sandwich Shop, 1100 Lake Street, on Wednesday, May 20th to benefit the school. Come to Potbelly between 5pm and 8pm, and they will donate 25% of the proceeds from all sales back to the school – even on gift cards (buy now, enjoy this Summer)! Come celebrate the last day of school with us at Potbelly!

PCNS Spring Craft Fair – Now Accepting Applications!

2015 PCNS Craft Fair

Shop-N’-Share at the Magic Tree

Parents, there’s still time to pick up a fun Valentine’s Day book for your little one or simply build your library while helping Pilgrim teachers earn free books. You may also take a look at recommended books by your classroom teachers. Bring this coupon in to Magic Tree Bookstore (141 N. Oak Park Avenue) and 25% of your purchase will be given to Pilgrim as a credit to purchase books.

Enrollment Information Night – Wednesday, January 14th

Pilgrim Community Nursery School’s annual Enrollment Information Night is an opportunity for parents to learn more about the Nursery School and to submit registration forms for the 2015-16 school year.  Open spots are filled through a lottery system following Enrollment Information Night.  To be eligible for enrollment, children must be at least two years old by September 1st of the school year in which placement is sought.

Enrollment Information Night is from 6:30 to 8:00 pm on Wednesday, January 14th, at the school.  Check out our Enrollment page for more information.

Questions? Contact contact the school office at 708-848-5869 or email our Director.

Register now for Pilgrim Nursery School’s Fun Fridays!

unnamedOur winter session of Friday Enrichment classes starts January 16!

Check out our fantastic classes if you are looking for something fun and creative to add to your Friday mornings.

Session One classes include: Snowy Days (18-36 month w/adult), Let’s Play with Clay (3-5 years), and Handwriting Without Tears (4-5 years). Session Two classes include: Toddler Games (18-36 months w/adult), Handwriting Without Tears (4-5 years), Pre-Twinklers Suzuki Violin (3-5 years), Fabric Fun (3-5 years), and Gym Jam (3-5 years).

Classes are Friday mornings from 9:00 -10:00 am.  The classes are open to both current PCNS students and other children.  Check out our Friday Enrichment page for more class information and registration materials.

Questions? Contact contact the school office 708-848-5869 or email co-directors Rhona Taylor or Rebecca McLane.

PCNS Receives ExceleRate Illinois Gold Circle of Quality Designation

excelerate_RGB_webPilgrim Community Nursery School has received the Gold Circle of Quality designation – the highest possible rating – from ExceleRate Illinois, the state’s new quality rating and improvement system for early learning and development providers.

ExceleRate Illinois recognizes commitment to quality by early education programs. The Gold Circle of Quality designation recognizes programs that have demonstrated quality on all 15 standards examined, as validated by an independent assessor. Gold Circle programs meet or exceed specific quality benchmarks on learning environment, instructional quality, and all program administrative standards; group size and staff/child ratios; staff qualifications; and professional development.

ExceleRate Illinois is administered through INCCRRA under the joint direction of the Governor’s Office of Early Childhood Development, the Illinois Department of Human Services, and the Illinois State Board of Education. For more information on ExceleRate Illinois and the Gold Circle of Quality designation, visit www.excelerateillinois.com.

PCNS Fundraiser at Lou Malnati’s – Monday, November 3rd

thumb-15181356404ee9161c4aaa06.26493795Eat pizza and help Pilgrim Community Nursery School at the same time!

Lou Malnati’s in Oak Park (1040 Lake Street) will be holding a fundraiser for PCNS on Monday, November 3rd, from 11am to 11pm.  The fundraiser applies to dine in, carry out or delivery!  20% of the proceeds from all sales with flyer (pre-tax, excluding alcohol) will benefit PCNS’ programs and operations.

Please mention this fundraiser when placing your order; the following flyer must be printed or shown on mobile device: http://www.pilgrimschool.net/uploads/2014_PCNS_LouMalnatis.pdf

Register for Session Two of Early Enrichment at Pilgrim Community Nursery School!

unnamedSession Two of Friday Enrichment classes starts October 31!

Check out our fantastic classes if you are looking for something fun and creative to add to your Friday mornings. Our Session Two classes are Mother Goose is Here to Stay (18-36 months w/adult), Pre-Twinklers Suzuki Violin (3-5 years), Printmaking (3-5 years), The Nature of Art (3-5 years), and Handwriting Without Tears (4-5 years).

Classes are Friday mornings from 9:00 -10:00 am.  The classes are open to both current PCNS students and other children.  Check out our Friday Enrichment page for more class information and registration materials.

Questions? Contact contact the school office 708-848-5869 or email co-directors Rhona Taylor or Rebecca McLane.

Register for Fab Fridays at Pilgrim Community Nursery School!

Add something creative and fun to your child’s Fridays! Friday Enrichment classes begin October 3, from 9:00-10:00 AM, and include a variety of creative programs for children from 18 months to 5 years.

Class descriptions and enrollment forms can be found on the Friday Enrichment page or in the school lobby.

Questions? Contact contact the school office 708-848-5869 or email co-directors Rhona Taylor or Rebecca McLane.